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APPLE RIVER, Nova Scotia – Video of what appears to be the ground ‘breathing’ has spread like wildfire.

Brian Nuttall was walking in Apple River when he spotted an unusual sight.

“As I entered a patch of trees spared from clear cutting, I noticed the ground moving,” Nuttall said in a Facebook post.

As it turns out, the ground isn’t necessarily breathing.

Instead, CBC says the tree roots underneath the forest floor were not very deep. When the wind blows, the trees lean and pull the roots upward, making it look as if the ground is breathing.